Mixing your protein powder to drink on the go is the usual way to get in your daily amount. But it doesn't have to be the only way. Enjoy these five great ways to use protein powders.
Mix it In Your Smoothie
Is your smoothie missing protein? Just blend your favorite protein beverage powder right into it. This can enhance both the flavor, as well as the nutrition levels.
Add it to Pancake Mix
Make your morning pancakes tastier and healthier by adding some protein powder to the batter. This can be a great way to get your morning pick-me-up.
Blend it Into Oatmeal
Feeling more like oatmeal? Go ahead and stir in your favorite protein powder beverage to make it heartier and healthier.
Mix Into Your Cookie Dough Recipe
Cookies? Yes, your cookies can actually be healthy and still taste good. Substitute some of your daily allotted amount of protein powder for some of the flour in your favorite cookie dough recipe. Then, just cook and enjoy!
Mix Some Into Your Favorite Banana Bread
Does your banana bread need an extra boost? Try blending in a vanilla or strawberry protein powder for more nutrition, as well as an amazing flavor.
Tired of pancakes from a box - or worse, from the frozen food section? Mama's homemade buttermilk pancakes are easy to make and will satisfy the whole family.
Step 1: Mix Dry Ingredients
Blend together the dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, baking soda, and sugar) in a large mixing bowl. Set aside.
Step 2: Whisk Eggs and Add Wet Ingredients
Whisk the eggs together in a separate bowl and mix in the other wet ingredients (melted butter and buttermilk).
Step 3: Whisk all Ingredients Together
Now slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, whisking until blended well. The mixture should be wet, but thick, with little to no lumps.
Step 4: Melt Butter on Griddle or Pan
Melt a small amount of butter onto a heated griddle or pan. A griddle should be heated at about 375F, while a frying pan should be on med-high.
Step 5: Spoon Pancake Batter Onto Pan or Griddle
With a spoon, pour buttermilk pancake batter onto the pan or griddle so that it forms a circle of the desired pancake size. Make enough for everyone. This makes around 20 small pancakes or 10 larger ones.
Step 6: Serve as Desired
Pancakes can be served with butter, syrup, fruit, whipped cream, or any other desired toppings. For healthiest options, eat them plain or with fruit.
*Servings: 5, Prep Time: 10 mins, Cook Time: 20 mins, Recipe can be doubled if necessary
*I originally published a version of this via Yahoo Contributor Network
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